Oppression & survival – with Sunyi Dean

Oppression & survival – with Sunyi Dean

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhile World War 2 saw greater opportunities for women on the home front while so many working-age men were away at war, there are many more examples of hard times bringing curbs on women’s rights. We only have...
No trope is an island – with Foz Meadows

No trope is an island – with Foz Meadows

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSAs you’ve hopefully worked out by now, we are big proponents of the need for diverse representation in speculative fiction. And while we are certainly seeing more LGBTQ+ relationships portrayed in the genres we...
The haunt – with Michelle Paver

The haunt – with Michelle Paver

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIt’s easy to see why haunted houses are frightening – most of us live in a house and share a terror of what might happen if some unpleasant force took up residence there alongside us. Similarly, folk horror that is...
Families in horror with Priya Sharma

Families in horror with Priya Sharma

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe best horror takes place when we are at our most vulnerable. In our house. Under our bed. The best monsters are those that we trust because they have the greatest capacity for betrayal. With that in mind, it’s no...
Women write YA?

Women write YA?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSHave you ever wandered into a bookstore and found yourself baffled by the shelving of some books? Have you ever read a review that labeled a book written for adults as YA only to bemoan the amount of adult content?...
Curses and consent – with Heather Walter

Curses and consent – with Heather Walter

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSFairy tales are both timeless and personal. We see their themes and motifs repeated in stories spanning centuries.But while the characters and scenarios might be familiar, the morals change over time. The story’s...